Sunday, August 18, 2013

Last Hurrah Giveaway Hop!

The Last Hurrah Giveaway Hop, hosted by Candace's Book Blog, works like this: each participating blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers to hop easily from one giveaway to another. For followers, it means lots of chances to win free books. For blogs hosting giveaways, it means lots of new visitors and followers. It's a win-win! The Last Hurrah Giveaway Hop is scheduled from August 18th at 12.01 AM until August 24th at 11:59 PM (EST).


The Prizes


I have two different giveaways going on for this hop.


One US follower will have the chance to win their choice of one of the following ARCs:
Anything Gena Showalter writes is a masterpiece, and Just Between Us and Gated are fabulous, fabulous upcoming YA reads—the lucky winner gets to one of them before they're even published! This giveaway is limited to US residents only.

Two international readers will win their choice of one of the following titles in electronic format:

Again, a great selection of books from some of my favorite authors! This giveaway is open to anyone in the world.

The Rules


Since this is a follower hop, I will have to make following by blog via Bloglovin' a mandatory entry.
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For additional entries, you can (+2) follow via email subscription (enter your email in the box in the sidebar and remember to confirm!), (+2) add my button to your sidebar, (+2) follow the blog on Twitter (@modishbooks), (+2) follow via Google Friend Connect, (+2) vote one of my reviews as helpful on Amazon (you can do this daily for a different review each day), and (+1) Tweet about the giveaway (everyday).

You MUST your Bloglovin' username in the extra info box in the Rafflecopter form, as well as your subscription email, Twitter handle, blog address, and/or vote numbers, should you choose to take advantage of those extra entries. Entries without proper verification info will be considered void. I will be checking!
a Rafflecopter giveaway As a reminder, this giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY as long as you have a verifiable email and postal address. However, the ARC giveaway is limited to US residents only, as I will be shipping that prize myself.

The Small Print


I'm not saying this because I'm a completely anal and want to make your life a living hell, but because I've noticed something going on with a lot of follower hops. The point of them is not to temporarily follow that blog and unfollow as soon as the giveaway is over. The point of the follower hops is for the blogs generously offering giveaway prizes to gain more readers and followers—in return, participants receive the opportunity to win great prizes such as books, gift cards, and swag. I'm not just speaking on behalf of myself, because seriously, I'm so grateful for the followship I have (love every each and one of you!), but I know for a fact this happens with lots of other blogs as well. Being part of the blogging community, I just want my two cents be heard. If you are so inclined as to read more about how I feel on this subject matter, please refer to this blog post.

The End


Sorry my rant was a little bitchy. I'm not trying to be mean. YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU so don't even go there, darling. And if you're one of those people who are loyal to blogs and never, ever unfollow, you. are. a. treasure. Be sure to enter all of the other giveaways going on for this hop; there are so many great prizes being given away!

xo and always!